Bayern Munich winger Franck Ribery is to miss an expected three months of action after suffering a knee injury in his side’s 2-2 draw with Hertha Berlin this weekend — meaning he won’t be able to face Celtic in the Champions League.

The French attacker will also miss important games against RB Leipizig (in the league and cup) this month, as well as Bayern’s trip to Dortmund at the start of November, the visit of Borussia Monchengladbach in the same month and December’s match in which Paris Saint Germain will come to the Allianz Arena.

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Speaking of his injury, Ribery has said (via the Daily Record):

I’m in a lot of pain and not doing so well. The outside ligament is probably affected, I hope it’s not something worse

Ribery joins teammate Manuel Neuer on the treatment table, with the German international goalkeeper also expected to be out of action until the new year.

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Ribery joined Bayern Munich from Marseille in 2007 and has since made 362 appearances for the German champions. scoring 112 goals. He was capped 80 times for France before retiring from international football in 2014 for reasons which he stated were “purely personal”.

He has consistently struggled with injury, sometimes serious and sometimes minor, and we wish him the best in his recovery from this latest and unfortunate setback.